computer / technician / IT / developer / programmer / software

Matthew Sean Sparks

34 Princeton Dr. â— Murray, KY 42071 â— (270)293-3699 â— matsparks1@gmail.com

 

Objective:  To obtain a permanent position where my skills and education would be an asset to a company, and to further promote my experience and training for future career endeavors.

 

Targeting IT and other related positions:

  • Graduated from Murray State University in May, 2011. Academic background in Computer Science, Telecommunications, Psychology, and English.
  • Successful in independent, as well as team settings; very quick to learn new technologies and proficient in many computer systems, languages, tools, and analyses.  Very capable writing and communication skills.

 

Education:

Murray State University                                                                                           Murray, KY

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science                                                           Graduated: 5/2011

Minor in Psychology

GPA: 2.61/4.00

 

Technological Skills:

Languages:   ADA 95, C++, C#, XML, Java, JavaScript, JSP, jQuery, ColdFusion, CSS, SQL, HTML, .NET Platforms, beginning knowledge of Prolog

Operating Systems:   Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7, some experience with Linux

Databases:   Relational Databases

Software:     All Microsoft Office applications, Open Office, numerous tools to handle adware, spyware, and other forms of malware. Knowledge of Active Directory and SCCM Control over a network. Quick to learn most basic functions of new software.

 

 

Special Projects:

  • Installation and repair of hardware and software
  • Removal/healing of malware infections in a business setting
  • Building of desktop computers from ground up
  • Small scale design and installation of home networks (involving networking between multiple technologies, i.e. computers, printers, game consoles, televisions, etc.)
  • Development of communication software utilizing various programming languages
  • Development of Random Number Generation utilizing various  programming languages
  • Development of Graphical User Interface utilizing various programming languages
  • Development of applications for Android based phones including Graphical User Interfaces, GPS targeting and tracking, and communication software utilizing Java and Google’s AppInventor software.
  • Development of web applications utilizing various programming languages

 

 

Employment:

Murray State University                                                                                          Murray, KY

EMT Systems Administrator                                                 November 2012 – June 2014

  • All System Administrator related services within the Office of Enrollment
  • Design, update, and improve web applications and web pages
  • Critique and improve current systems and processes
  • Analyze, resolve, and/or define root cause of problems without supervision
  • Test for and fix bugs across applications
  • Utilize Active Directory Control over all systems within the Office of Enrollment
  • Deploy and maintain SCCM control over systems within the Office of Enrollment
  • Gather, analyze, and report Enrollment information to appropriate offices
  • Import, export, and maintain Enrollment records in third party databases as well as         in-house SQL Server databases

 

The Jockey Club                                                                                                    Lexington,KY

Software Developer                                                           July 2011 – November 2012

  • Develop solutions for web and mobile phone applications
  • Design and implement easy-to-use graphical user interfaces
  • Critique and improve current systems and processes
  • Analyze, resolve, and/or define root cause of problems without supervision
  • Test for and fix bugs across all applications
  • Work within teams to developer larger applications for internal use as well as customer use.

 

PC Re-store                                                                                                                     Murray, KY

Computer Technician                                                                                February 2011 – June 2011

  • Diagnose and repair problems with Desktop and Laptop computers
  • Software – Reformats, reinstallations, malware cleanups
  • Hardware – Repair, replacement, upgrades

 

Movie Gallery                                                                                                                  Murray, KY

Shift Manager                                                                                              July 2008 – January 2009

  • All responsibilities of running store in absence of higher management
  • Cash and inventory control, managing other crew members

 

Freelance Computer Technician                                      Murray and Paducah, KY; Camden, TN

Computer Technician                                                                                      January 2008 – Present

  • Building and maintenance of personal computers
  • Diagnose and repair software and hardware, malware removal

 

Taco Bell                                                                                                                             Paris, TN

Assistant General Store Manager                                                                      June 2005 – July 2008

  • All responsibilities required of General Store Manager
  • Inventory management and cash control
  • Working with technical help desk for issues involving register terminals, credit card machines, monitors, fax machine, etc.
  • Human resources management, including hiring and termination
  • Calculating the monthly Profit and Loss report; Designing weekly schedules
  • Training all other crew, and basic skills for restaurant leadership
  • ID#: 87640
  • Location: Murray, KY , 42071

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